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Jan 28, 2010 6:38pm EST
that america's families have been dealing with for decades. the burden of working longer and harder for less and being able to save for retirement and help kids with college. so, i know the anxieties out there right now. they are not new. these struggles are the reason i ran for president. these struggles are what i have witnessed for years in places like elkhart, indiana, and other places, and i read about them in letters written each day. the toughest are from children who ask why they have to move from their home, asking when their mom or dad will be able to go back to work. >> president obama highlighting the hardship in small town america in the state of the union address. but what impact has the massive stimulus package had on the economy? kate bolduan is tracking how billions of stimulus dollars are being spent. what did you find out? >> well, interesting, because billions of dollars. wolf, the white house said you, me, and over and over again, that you can track the stimulus all of the way to your hometown, to your zip code, so we did just that. >> reporter: hello. >> how goes it? >>
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Jan 21, 2010 7:15pm EST
in america. >>> let's check in with lisa sylvester. she's covering some of the other stories in the situation room right now. >> hey, wolf. air america stopped airing live broadcast a short time ago and it will go off the air altogether in monday. they said they can't withstand this economic environment and will file bankruptcy. it included political commentary for personalities such as al franken before he became a senator. >>> powerful storms have been pounding hillside communities around los angeles, leaving the people who live there at risk of mudslides. the severe weather has knocked out power for thousands. lightning struck at the burbank airport. and hundreds of flights were canceled due to the conditions. >>> pakistani's army says tpit wants more time, targeting iraq and afghanistan. pakistani authorities told defense secretary robert gates they're stretched thin and need at least six more months. gates is on a two-day visit to pakistan, considered a vital u.s. ally in the afghanistan war. >>> well, he's been on the job just a few days, but virginia's new governor is being tapped for
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Jan 28, 2010 7:38pm EST
") of america. isn't that what the census is doing? yeah who's in? [ gorilla ] nice move. but can your retirement income keep pace with changing interest rates? this new variable anúéity from axa equitable has an option that can help your retirement income move with changing interest rates. but what do i know? i'm just the 800-pound gorilla in the room. [ female announcer ] make the retirement cornerstone annuity from axa equitable part of your retirement plan. consider the charges, risks, expenses and investment objectives before purchasing a variable annuity. contact a financial professional for a prospectus containing this information. read it carefully. whoo hoo! >>> jack cafferty is back with the cafferty >> wolf, the question this hour, how confident are you in the government's ability to create jobs? joe in maryland says the government can create jobs by investing in future energy projects, rail, and an imprued outlook for the future success of the country. if the world sees america taking the lead business and employment will follow. i should know. i start my new job on monda
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Jan 22, 2010 5:00pm EST
be of particular concern to president obama. his column is called "has obama lost white america?" buchanan explains how the racial breakdown of the vote in recent elections, massachusetts, new jersey and virginia could spell trouble for the president. in 2008, barack obama took a larger share of the white vote, 44% than either john kerry or al gore had done before him, but since then, republicans have won these three major races because there were more white voters, and republicans swept that vote in what they're calling reagan-like landslides. so here's the question -- how have your views of president obama changed during his first year in office? go to cnn.com/caffertyfile, post a comment on my blog. wolf. >> jack, thank you. >>> president obama meanwhile, is promises americans in the heartland today that he'll never stop fighting to give them jobs. he took his new more populist pitch to ohio. our senior white house correspondent ed henry filed this report. he's traveling with the president. >> reporter: wolf, the president had a town hall meeting here, and what was interesting is this was his mo
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Jan 7, 2010 6:47pm EST
just had his baby. the former news correspondent went on "good morning, america." >> she got engaged yesterday. >> did we mention orzog is divorced with two children from his first marriage? in the words of one blogger, frankly, i don't see how orzok can balance three families and the national budget. he's been on blogs in washington. he's not just mr. hot, he's hot with nine o's. he's making nerdy sexy. posted one admirer, i'll take some orzag, thank you very much. >> he's become one of the most eligible you're shaking your head at me. >> no. he doesn't look masculine to me, he looks like the boy who was in the chess club. >> just like the movie "revenge of the nerds," this nerd gets the girl. he discussed the budget on "the daily show." one person posted he looks like steven cobair's cousin. >> he looks like anderson cooper with dyed hair. >> even tlc joked about him. >> he's got something like jon and kate plus orzak. >> you hear him quoting lyrics, referring to the budget -- >> but as the country singer toby keith once put it, there ain't no right way to do the wrong thing. >> do
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Jan 9, 2010 6:00pm EST
, it is my responsibility. >> president obama taking responsibility this week for america's closest brush with airline terror in years. he suggested no one will be fired at least for now and he ordered a series of reforms including tougher rules for putting people on the no fly list, and more widespread distribution of intelligence reports. the president also renewing his declaration of war on al qaeda and its growing presence in yemen. cnn international security correspondent paula newton is in yemen for us. we'll go to her in a moment. also here in washington are our homeland security correspondent jeanne meserve and former homeland security inspector general clark kent irvin. thanks to all of you for coming in. clark, let me start with you. the president says for now he's not interested in firing people. but you believe people should be fired. >> i do, wolf. it is terrific the president took responsibility and, of course, ultimately he's responsible. that's the politically smart thing to do too. but the president himself can't be fired, certainly. and further, the president himself doe
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Jan 11, 2010 4:00pm EST
. >>> a blunt declaration about america's military options against iran. stand by to hear what general david petraeus has told cnn's christian >>> and jack cafferty want to know -- the all-new lexus gx. ♪ it has the agility to avoid the unexpected... ♪ ...the power to take on any mission, and the space to accommodate precious cargo, because every great action hero needs a vehicle. ♪ >>> pell p.m. and the first lady michelle obama will attend tomorrow's funeral of the vice president's mother. she died friday. she was 92. the obamas will leave tomorrow morning for wilmington, delaw e delaware. a wake is being held today. >>> the future of campaign finances are in the hands of the u.s. supreme court in a ruling that could come as early as tomorrow. the court will decide whether to allow union and business money to funding state and federal races. it's been barred for decades. the case was brought to the court by citizens united, a conservative group which produced a film criticizing then candidate hillary clinton. for the latest political news anytime, check out cnnpot tix.com. >>> on da
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Jan 25, 2010 5:00pm EST
forward next week. >> president obama says make no mistake about it, the dreams of america's middle class are under assault in this economy. to help, he's laying out a five-part proposal to be included in his proposed fiscal year 2011 budget. the president hopes to almost double the tax care credit for families making under $85,000 a year, also a $1.6 billion plan to increase child care funding, the largest one-year increase in two decades. to make college affordable, a capital on student loan payments to 10% of the student's income above a basic living allowance. for middle-class restirmt savings, the president is hoping employers will give an option for an individual retirement account, and the president wants to help families caring for elderly relatives. the idea, increased federal funding for caregiver support programs. any democrats in congress are also fixated a jobs right now. jobs, jobs, jobs is the key issue. after all, so many americans are still out of work and a lot of democrats are worried about losing their own jobs. let's go up dana bash. dana, tell our viewers what they d
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Jan 26, 2010 5:00pm EST
are secretly checking email on vacation. that's happening now. america's most dependable 3g network. bringing you the first and only wireless 4g network. right now get a free 3g/4g device for your laptop. sprint. the now network. deaf, hard-of-hearing and people with speech disabilitie. >>> get right to the strategy session. joining us is hilary rosen, the democrat contributor and alex castellanos, our republican contributor. the senatorial campaign committee has released a new memo showing what they say has been an effort by the republicans to embarrass the president. the memo says, do you belief that barack obama is a u.s. citizen? do you believe that social security and medicare represent socialism and should not have been created in the first place? do you think that barack obama is a socialist? >> well, i think what is happening is that they are trying to identify them as wacky. so when you can't win the race on your own, sometimes it is smart to trip your opponent and that is where the democrats are now. c.d. creeds tried this against bob mcdonnell and it did not work for him, because v
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Jan 8, 2010 4:00pm EST
the contract with america. we walked away from principal leadership by trying to be democrat-like, being something we're not. >> reporter: aides tell cnn that sounds more like an apology tour -- >> i'm not going to constituent in january and predict we will take the house. >> reporter: republican congressional sources complained that undermines efforts to raise money and recruit candidates. anger boiled over on an internal gop conference call this week that sources participating called understandingry. aides expressed deep frustrations to rnc staff about steele. multiple sources tell cnn congressional aides told steele's aides he was throwing republicans off-message. >> it's annoying, distracting, and it's irrelevant, and it's silly. we don't need it. what we need is everyone working together on a common agenda. >> reporter: gop strategists and aides say one reason they're furious is steele's book revisits what went wrong for republicans in the past, which leaders did last year. many call it the wrong message now, an election year. suddenly the rnc chairman is using his book tour to fire
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Jan 30, 2010 6:00pm EST
is this guy's doing all kinds of crazy stuff that's going to destroy america. and i would just say that we have to think about tone. it is not just on your side, by the way. it is on our side as well. this is part of what's happened in our politics. where we demonize the other side so much that when it comes to actually getting things done, it becomes tough to do. >>> dr. tom price from georgia and then we'll have one more after that if your time permits, mr. president. >> you know, i'm having fun. >> okay. >> this is great. >> so are we. tom price, georgia. >> i want to stick on the gentle topic of health care but ask a very specific question. you have repeatedly said most recently at the state of the union that republicans have offered no ideas and no solutions. in spite of the fact -- >> i don't think i said that. what i said was, in the context of health care, i remember that speech pretty well, it was only two days ago, i said i welcome ideas that you might provide. i didn't say that you hadn't provided ideas. i said i welcome those ideas that you'll provide. >> multiple times, from y
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Jan 2, 2010 6:00pm EST
of failures in america's defenses against terrorism. they were shortcomings when it came to watch lists and overseeing visas and above all there was the failure of government agencies to pull and share intelligence. listen to a 9/11 commission member richard ben hav veniste 2005. >> when we issued our final report, one of the central tenets of what we found was that there was a failure of communication that we had accumulated a great deal of information, but that it was not wisely used, information wasn't shared, it wasn't effectively utilized. >> he joins us here in "the situation room." that was four years ago when you said that. you put a lot of work into this report. we all remember it very clearly. are you stunned to hear now that the problems we're facing today are ones of communication, that people just aren't talking to each other? >> well, it is disappointing. i hope this is an isolated example. i know we made a lot of progress since we made our recommendations on the 9/11 commission. virtually all of them who are enacted into law, and now they have been utilized, i think, in g
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Jan 4, 2010 4:00pm EST
's to blame for america's economic demise? go to cnn.com/caffertyfile, and post a comment on my blog. buchanan occasionally gets all his duckness a row and says stuff that's worth listening to. he's a bright guy. >> a very bright guy. good to have you back. >>> let's get back to our top story. heightened airport secure measures are in place for international travelers flying to the united states following the december 25th failed terror attempt. our internet reporter abbi tatton is joining us. you've just returned from the uk. that's your homeland, if you will. tell us what it was like getting on a plane at heathrow. >> this is a route i've been flying for over a decade. this was definitely last week the most security i've seen in all that time. we're used to this coming to the united states. we know there is going to be an extra layer. first there is what everyone goes through, the first security. when you get to the gate, you'll have a second security line. that's been going on for a few years. what we now have as of last week is this further check, almost like a third layer, right before yo
CNN
Jan 7, 2010 4:00pm EST
president is going to take the lead on this. his cabinet is going to fix it. and america has to get prepared. we have the answers. let's get this fix. >> we will see what he says. we are looking forward to the speech. my thanks to dan lundgren and sheilah jackson lee. fran townsend, gloria berger, jeanne meserve. ruben, i didn't know had you this longtime relationship with davidgerger. >> i do. >> that's a heck after professor to have. my thanks to all of you with "the situation room with wolf blitzer." >> happening now, president obama set to take responsibility for the failed christmas terror attack. stand big to bring you his remarks live. you will see them and you will hear them here in "the situation room." along with the new high-level briefings on the investigation. our coverage will be live and extensive. we are told that the administration's mistake will be laid out, warts and all. just ahead. in-depth analysis as only cnn can bring you. our national security experts and our correspondents around the world. i'm wolf blitzer in "the situation room." >>> president obama has b
CNN
Jan 29, 2010 5:00pm EST
's sentenced to death, and executed, that would be for the world, for america's reputation as a recruiting tool against clade, much better than if a military court were to do the same thing. i see you're smiling, but the argument -- you wouldn't have all the benefits that he would have in a civilian court. >> that's not going to make a darned bit of difference to the terrorists who want to kill us or murder us. it is going to cut off questioning and intelligence as it did on christmas day. finally, all of that will mean nothing, because the president of the united states and the attorney general have very unprecedented way announced he's going to be found guilty. so his conviction will not impress anyone. so tell me what's going on, wofd, the way they've happened this makes no sense for me. it was good enough to ling vg linking and roosevelt, it should be good enough for obama. the terrorists don't need any more rights. the military tribunal is constitutional and perfectly fair. after they've already made these intemperate comments about the trial, they won't impress anyone with a trial in a ci
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Jan 12, 2010 4:00pm EST
in weeks. the son who he says has always loved america. paula newton, cnn, sauna, yemen. >>> "the situation room" with wolf blitzer starts right now. >>> we may never know exactly how many jobs the stimulus package saved on are created. a controversial change in the map. one republican is accusing the white house of cooking the books. >>> plus america's verdict on president obama's first year in office. has it been a success or a failure? stand by for some eye-opening results of our brand-new poll. >>> and iran blames the united states and israel for the assassination of one of its nuclear scientists. the bomb attack now ratcheting up tensions and iran's nuclear standoff with the west. i'm wolf blitzer in cnn's command center, for breaking news, politics and extraordinary reports from around the world. you're in "the situation room." >>> all that coming up, but this just coming into "the situation room." a new breach of airline security, this time it's a potential health threat, not a terror threat. u.s. airways now confirms a person on the cdc's do not board list flew from philadelphia to
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Jan 13, 2010 4:00pm EST
reform, a major step forward for america. let's make sure the health care bill is as strong as possible. under the house plan, we'll be offered good coverage at work. and we won't pay a tax on our health benefits. if you're self-employed or between jobs, you'll be able to afford insurance. and you can keep the benefits you have now. we're at the finish line, tell the president and congress, choose wisely, get it right for us. preferred package. good choice. only meineke lets you choose your service, choose your savings. like an oil change for just $19.95. meineke. >>> the former president of the united states is at the united nations right now, a special u.n. envoy for haiti. just a few moments ago, this is what he said. >> working in heartbreaking circumstances like this for three decades now. what we need now is food, water, supplies for first aid and shelter. we have got to find out who's alive. we have to care for the people who are dead, and to try to preserve them so their loved ones can identify them. and that has to be done by people on the ground. i have great confidence in --
CNN
Jan 6, 2010 4:00pm EST
's prepared to go to help america's interests? our brian todd is looking into that. >> reporter: wolf, with possible connections, yemen is a key battleground in the war on terror. the united states is devoting more and more resources, and part of that means managing a very complicated relationship between that nation's leader. he says ruling the condition is like dancing on the heads of snakes. since 19 7, he's used thinks political savvy and sometimes force to maintain leadership. he's one of the most important players in the middle east for the united states, launching a major campaign against an al qaeda affiliate that's taken hold in his cunning analysts and former officials who dealt with him say he's never been a completely reliable partner, but say america and its allies are stuck with him. >> hill poses on terrorism can be inconsistent, there are no good alternatives. >> reporter: as a top counter-terror adviser, fran townsend had several important and often tense meetings wisala. he's often talked commitment. >> it's damaging our reputation, damaging our economy interests, so
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Jan 28, 2010 5:00pm EST
until we build an economy that's ready for america's future. >> the president and top administration officials are right now fanning out across eight states and the district of columbia. today and tomorrow to promote high-speed trains as well as other critical issues for them. >>> to haiti. aftershocks are adding to the misery there. a shipping port sustained damage reducing the number of container ships that can be unloaded there and rebuilding critical infrastructure is being slowed by new damage. cnn's ivan watson reports on efforts to get electricity turned back in the capital. >> reporter: it has been two weeks stins lights went out in port-au-prince. the pastor is looking for a candle. night after night, this is what families face. in a city that has no power. >> this is the way we live now in haiti. >> reporter: after sunset it is pitch black. darkness, residents get ready to sleep out in the street. with little more than a globe of a cell phone to light their way. the moment the earthquake hit, safeguards shut down the city's electric power grid. now teams from the state elec
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Jan 20, 2010 5:00pm EST
ourselves off and begin again the work of remaking america. >> 365 days later, democrats are picking themselves up and facing their devastating loss in massachusetts. republican scott brown won ted kennedy's long time senate seat last night and cost democrats their critical 60-seat super majority in the senate. now the president's party is forced to re-think health care reform, its entire agenda and its strategy for the 2010 elections. we're also following all the latest developments out of haiti on this day including a miraculous 5-year-old boy pulled from the rubble today over a week after the quake. we've got a lot of important stuff coming up. we've got the best political team on television, working all these stories for us. our correspondents are here and around the globe. we're not going neglect hate and i politics on this important i politics on this important day. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com let's bring in john king, you're just back from boston. what a night in boston. we shouldn't have been all that surprise given the polls in the final few days showing scott brow
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Jan 5, 2010 4:00pm EST
are iming on a ferry. and 1300 are secretly checking email on vacation. that's happening now. america's most dependable 3g network. bringing you the first and only wireless 4g network. right now get a free 3g/4g device for your laptop. sprint. the now network. deaf, hard-of-hearing and people with speech disabilitie. >>> we're standing by to hear from the president of the united states, we're tooled he's only a few minutes away. he's been engaged in this meeting the past couple hours over at the white house situation room. we just got back a picture on the meeting. take a look at it. the president is in charge, right at the center of the top of the screen. he's got all the advisers around the table. second tier of advisers around those initial -- the top-level advisers. fran townsend, you've got in that situation room as it was refurbished in recent years. give us a little flavor when the president has an urge nt issue. >> he first would have gotten a briefing from john brennan, the assistant to the president, my successor tasked with coordinating this look, would have given the president an
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Jan 15, 2010 4:00pm EST
on in haiti right after this. go back to sleep america. the oil crisis is over. i don't think so. our economy is bleeding billions for foreign oil... importing nearly 70% - much of it from countries that don't like us. that's billions we should use to create american jobs. we have plenty of american natural gas, to power our trucks and bus fleets. it's cheaper, cleaner, abundant, and it's ours. we've had our wake up call. it's time to act. >>> we're not leaving this story. it's a horrible story in haiti unfolding. it's 72 hours now, almost exactly since the earthquake hit. jack cafferty is going through a lot of e-mail. you have another question for our viewers, jack. >> there's an old saying that goes, if it wasn't for bad luck, i wouldn't have any luck at all. it's an expression that certainly seems to apply to the people of haiti, as theirs is a long history of things that go seemingly from bad to worse. if it's not the poverty, the majority of haitians make less than $1 a day, and 75% of them have no job at all, it's political repression. the nearly 30-years regime of the devaluier family
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Jan 18, 2010 5:00pm EST
, that the catholic church really sent the children out to families in america who took them and really fostered those children. and so people think that that's that model, some think that's a model that could work here. send the children out, many christian relief agencies are involved in haiti, send those kids out of the country and to safety so they can get medical care, et cetera. and from there, figure out the situation. figure out the visa situation, the adoption process. it doesn't have to put an adoption through right away. you can do that, no one wants to rush that process. but it is sort of an immediate answer. but that requires getting -- there are relief planes that leave the airport empty to get more supplies. children could be on those planes, they could be, but there's visa processes and you know you need permission from both governments to make it happen. there's got to be a will. the cuban models worked if you talked to them. it was a very difficult situation for them. many of them really still are upset about how tough it was. but i think most that i have talked to said it saved them
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Jan 1, 2010 4:00pm EST
, maria, and here now suzanne malveaux. >> thanks, rick. >>> happening now, a gaping hole in america's airline security. a critical job is now unfilled and president obama's nominee is bogged down in freg controversy. >>> plus iraq makes a new threat and demands justice for the this hour, the backlash now that the guards have been cleared. inside "the situation room," it's not ours, but it's his. a rare look at the place where the president makes some of his most difficult situations. wolf blitzer is off today, i'm suzanne malveaux, and you're in "the situation room." >>> on in new year's day, president obama has new information about the failed airline terror attack to study and a long list the national security challenges to address in the days and week ahead. this hour we zero in on the new complications for his plan to close the guantanamo bay prison camp. and for his nominee to a job that's critical to preventing airline terror. we begin with brianna keilar. she's been reporting, holding up the confirmation process by the republicans, but there seems to be another hitch. >> the
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Jan 14, 2010 4:00pm EST
americans, haitians living in america now who are so worried about their loved ones? >> well, i say patience. before about -- 24 hours ago, nobody could get through to port-au-prince on the telephone. right now, one of the telephone companies has about 75% of the calls coming in. two major telephone companies. i don't know what's happening for them. perhaps most of the towers fell. but one restored 75% of the calls. >> that's encourage. >> that's very encouraging. telling the people here, haitian americans, who have felt frustrated because they could not reach their people in haiti, keep trying. >> yesterday when we spoke you thought a hundred thousand dead in haiti was unfortunately realistic. has that number changed over the past 24 hours? >> i have not gotten any update on that. i'm not saying all of them are dead. unaccounted for also. >> miss. >> missing. >> mr. ambassador, good luck. >> thank you very much. i think the haitian people are very sturdy and they are fighters. and i think we will live through this. >> we hope so. >> thank you. >> thank you. >>> we are getting new images tha
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Jan 16, 2010 6:00pm EST
america, american, that's how they call the u.s. troops, they -- they don't know what to do. >> you think that as violent as it may be, this is the peak now, it is going to get better in the coming days? >> that's my view. >> let's hope you're right. >> if it continues with the distribution, if, for example, they're saying they're running out of food -- >> a lot of stuff is coming in, they just have to get it out. >> they have to clear the roads. >> they have to clear the roads and distribute it in a peaceful, orderly way, which is apparently easier said than done. mr. ambassador, don't leave. karl penhaul, thanks very much. we'll check back with you. this is a day, also, here in washington, we saw the current president and his two immediate predecessors getting together and working to try to help the people of haiti. we'll update you on that and more after this. [ male announcer ] introducing the all-new lexus gx. ♪ it has the agility to avoid the unexpected... ♪ ...the power to take on any mission, and the space to accommodate precious cargo, because every great action hero needs a
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Jan 19, 2010 5:00pm EST
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Jan 21, 2010 5:00pm EST
want to see it coming up. go back to sleep america. the oil crisis is over. i don't think so. our economy is bleeding billions for foreign oil... importing nearly 70% - much of it from countries that don't like us. that's billions we should use to create american jobs. we have plenty of american natural gas, to power our trucks and bus fleets. it's cheaper, cleaner, abundant, and it's ours. we've had our wake up call. it's time to act. @1 a a a a a úú host: could switching to geico really save you 15% or more on car insurance? host: did the waltons take way too long to say goodnight? mom: g'night john boy. g'night mary ellen. mary ellen: g'night mama. g'night erin. elizabeth: g'night john boy. jim bob: g'night grandpa. elizabeth: g'night ben. m bob:'night. elizabeth: g'night jim bob. jim bob: g'night everybody, grandpa: g'night everybody. @y jim bob: g'night daddy. vo: geico. 15 minutes could save you 15% or more. >>> jack cafferty is joining was the cafferty file. jack? >> not exactly breaking news, but independent voters are the main reason that the democrats lost ted kennedy'
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